England · Serial Killers

The first victim of the Whitechapel Murders

April 3, 1888 London, England Emma Elizabeth Smith is attacked by two or three men, one of whom was a teenager, becoming the first victim of the unsolved Whitechapel Murders Smith survived her attack long enough to report the vague description of her attackers before slipping into a coma and eventually dying of her injuries… Continue reading The first victim of the Whitechapel Murders

Executions · Famous Last Words · Serial Killers · Texas

Would-be serial killer executed for murder of 2 teens

April 3, 2001 Huntsville, Texas Jason Massey is executed by lethal injection for the murders of 2 teens Massey had been obsessed with becoming a famous serial killer, writing in a journal “[m]y goal is to kill 700 people in 20 years.” He also was known to kill and dismember animals, claiming in another journal… Continue reading Would-be serial killer executed for murder of 2 teens

Connecticut · Newspaper clippings

“Ape Man” scared off by teens with guns

From The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas) Published April 3, 1926 A man dressed in a fur suit with the intention of scaring two recently orphaned girls, aged 19 and 16, into selling their farm for a cheaper price. The girls were not easily persuaded and threatened to shoot the “ape man” should he reappear. The… Continue reading “Ape Man” scared off by teens with guns